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Arts events
For the week of July 16-22
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This week

"Light After Dark: Karekin & Ginger Goekjian," Athens. Photographs of coastal Georgia. Reception with slide presentation, 7:30 p.m. today; exhibit, noon to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 15, Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St., Athens. Free. 706-613-3623.

Premier Fine Art Show, Jasper. Glass, quilts, pottery, paintings, sculptures, rugs, furniture and photography. Additional exhibit by John C. Campbell Folk School artists. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, Big Canoe, 10591 Big Canoe, Jasper. Free. 706-268-6392.

Upcoming

"Barnagain" show, Clayton. Paintings of "vanishing barns," old barns that are decaying. July 27-Aug. 1, The Root Seller Gallery at Timpson Creek, 7142 U.S. 76 W., Clayton. 706-782-5164.

National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta. Children's activities, block party, film festival, plays, artists and other activities celebrating black history and culture held on the campus of the Woodruff Arts Center. July 29-Aug. 2, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. Various costs.

Visiting Artists Series at Unicoi, Helen. Artists and craftspeople from surrounding areas will demonstrate and sample their work. Saturdays and Sundays in August, Unicoi State Park and Lodge, 1788 Ga. 356, Helen. $5 parking.800-573-9659 ext. 305.

Ongoing

Exhibitions at The High Museum, Atlanta. "Louvre Atlanta: the Louvre and the Masterpiece" through Sept. 6. "Monet Water Lilies," exhibit of Claude Monet's 42-foot-long painting on loan from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Through Aug. 23. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. Closed Mondays. $18 adults, $15 seniors, $11 children ages 6-17, children younger than 6 and members free. 404-733-4400.

"World Around Us / Slice of Life," Sautee. Wood turned pieces by George Cooper and Rob Patrick. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 9, The Center Gallery and Gallery Too, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. Free. 706-878-3300.

"Focus on the Figure: Process & Product," Gainesville. Through Aug. 9, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.

International Colored Pencil Society of America Exhibition, Duluth. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturdays through Aug. 29, Jacqueline C. Hudgens Center for the Arts, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300, Duluth. $5 adults, $3 children, students and seniors. 770-623-6002.

Summer Pottery Show, Rabun Gap. Georgia potters. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday through Sept. 8, Hambidge Center weave shed, 105 Hambidge Court, Rabun Gap. 

Cleveland Arts Instruction Series, Cleveland. Yonah Art Guild. Various dates and media. For more information, contact Donna at 706-969-1446 or donnareadfeather@hotmail.com.

Art and Antique Festival, Commerce. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. first Saturdays and Sundays, Commerce Crossing, Pottery Factory Drive, Commerce. 706-335-6352.

“Local Colour," “Resonance of Light” and “Conversations in Color,” Gainesville. A summer juried exhibition, works by local artist Clayton Santiago and works by Marietta artist Liefje Smith. Through Aug. 9. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. 770-536-2575.

Folk Pottery display, Sautee. A 4-gallon jar on loan from the High Museum of Art, considered the oldest known piece of folk pottery from Northeast Georgia, will be on display through December. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children. 706-878-3300.
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